33-year-old inmate dies in Kupwara jail
Kupwara: A 33-year-old accused from Seadpora area of Sopore, who was lodged along with his brother, at district jail Kupwara died around midnight, officials said Tuesday.
They said the accused Khurshid Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani of Seadpora Sopore, who was lodged in the jail since 5-October-2021 in a case (FIR no 52/2021 under section 363, 498 and 109 IPC of police station Kralgund, fell ill and was taken to sub District hospital Kupwara where doctors declared him as brought dead.
Sources said that Khursheed was not keeping well for quite some time and around midnight, his brother who is also lodged in the jain in connection with same case, raised an alarm following which health officials of the hospital arrived and found him dead.
The jail authorities shifted him to hospital where doctors declared him as brought dead. This is second death in the jail in last six months as an accused from Brath Kalan Sopore had died there on June 14 last year.
When contacted, Superintendent of Kupwara Jail, Shahbaz Hussain confirmed the death of the 33-year-old.
“He was keeping unwell for some time and died. As soon as his condition deteriorated, he was taken to hospital but he died,” he said. (GNS)